Calendar

In this time of COVID-19 …
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Jul
14
Thu
2016
Czech Open 2016 – 27th International Chess and Games Festival @ Tipsport Arena
Jul 14 – Jul 31 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Web: http://www.czechopen.net/
GM Open, 4 FIDE Opens, rapid, blitz and many other tournaments. Prize fund ca. 25 000 EUR
Accommodation from 9 EUR, meals in restaurants from 3,5 EUR. Detailed regulations will be available in March 2016 | Entry form

Jul
23
Sat
2016
British Chess Championships @ Bournemouth Pavilion
Jul 23 – Aug 6 all-day

Contact: Kevin Staveley / Alex Holowczak Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk Web: www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk
Includes – the British Championships, the British Seniors Championships, the British Graded Championships, the British Junior Championships, Major Open, Open Morning and Afternoon Tournaments, the English Open Rapidplay, the British Blitz and Weekend Tournaments – all details on the website

Chess Coaching at the British Chess Championship 2016 @ Bournemouth Pavilion
Jul 23 – Aug 6 all-day

Contact: Ravikumar Email: chesscheck@gmail.com
Individual Chess Coaching with IM Ravikumar
Are you – a person who really enjoys chess? An ambitious and enthusiastic player? Interested in reaching County, National and International level? Already playing regularly in tournaments?
If the answer is yes to all these questions then you might like to consider one-to-one coaching with FIDE Trainer & IM Ravikumar. Coaching will be available in person at the British Chess Championship 2016, or using the internet via Skype and the Internet Chess Club. The coaching features one 1 hour session per round . Your games will be discussed and openings as well as tactics preparation.

Docklands Rapid-Play @ St. Nicholas Church Centre
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub
6 round Swiss Rapid-Play – 30 minutes per player per game – 2 sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171 | Entry form

Jul
28
Thu
2016
Children’s Chess Camp @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com Web: http://www.ashtonccc.co.uk
Chess camp for children | Details

Jul
29
Fri
2016
Children’s Chess Camp @ Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Contact: David Hardy Email: davidghardy57@gmail.com Web: http://www.ashtonccc.co.uk
Chess camp for children | Details

Jul
30
Sat
2016
Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016 @ Citrus Hotel
Jul 30 – Aug 7 all-day

Contact: Luxman Wijesuriya Tel: +94-715397829 Email: cfslnew@gmail.com Web: www.cfslonline.com
Details

Aug
4
Thu
2016
Hendon ‘First Thursday’ Blitz Chess Tournament @ Golders Green Unitarians Church
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/blitz/
One section, Swiss system tournament. 1st prize £20, 2nd Prize £10 and £10 prize for the highest Hendon Chess Club member.

Aug
5
Fri
2016
@ Hotel Dlouhe Strane
Aug 5 – Aug 14 all-day

Contact: Ing. Zdenek Fiala Email: zdenek.fiala@chess.cz Web: www.chess-svetla.cz

Invitation | Regulations

SUMMER PRAGUE OPEN 2016 – 3rd International Chess Festival @ Olympik Hotel
Aug 5 – Aug 12 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Web: http://www.czechtour.net/
2 FIDE opens, one of them with IM norm, rapid chess, blitz tournament. Regulations will be available in April | Entry form

Aug
6
Sat
2016
Golders Green FIDE Rapid @ Golders Green Church Hall
Aug 6 all-day

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Contact: Adam Raoof Email: adamraoof@gmail.com Web: www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.co.uk/
Open, Under 170, Under 145 and Under 120 sections, 6 round Swiss open, £700.00 prize fund

Aug
13
Sat
2016
42nd Hampstead Congress U1900/U2200/U135 @ Henderson Court Day Centre
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day

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An Under 2200 (ECF 200) / Under 1900 (ECF 160) / Under 135 (ECF graded not FIDE rated) congress every month! NOW IN SECTIONS. All moves in 60 minutes each PLUS 30 seconds a move throughout. £150 1st, £75 2nd in each section PLUS rating prizes. Space STRICTLY limited space, so enter early! http://www.hampsteadchess.blogspot.co.uk for details of times and fees (ECF Gold Membership required for ENGLISH players)

OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER 2016 – 19th International Chess Festival @ Flora Hotel
Aug 13 – Aug 20 all-day

Contact: Jan Mazuch Email: j.mazuch@avekont.cz Tel: +466 535 200 Web:
http://www.czechtour.net/ – FIDE open, closed GM and IM tournaments, senior tournament, rapid chess, blitz tournament – regulations will be available in April

MCCU Grand Prix Chess Congress @ Ryecroft Community Hub
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm

Contact: Ray Dolan Email: sunshine.dolan@gmail.com
Prize fund for each section – 1st £200; 2nd £100; 3rd £50
Open, Under 160, Under 140, Under 120 | Entry form

Split Open 2016 @ Hotel Zagreb
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 11:00 pm

Contact: Mateo Ivić Email: splitchessopen@gmail.com Web: http://www.splitchessopen.com
Prize fund: 7500 Euros – last year 198 players, 19 federations, 11 GMs

Aug
14
Sun
2016
Richmond Rapidplay @ Orleans Park School
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact: Paul McKeown Email: richmond_rapidplays@hotmail.com Web: http://rjcc.org.uk/
The continuation of a famous and successful series of rapid play tournaments, suitable for both juniors and adult players | Entry form

Aug
16
Tue
2016
Jessie Gilbert Celebration International Festival 2016 @ 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – Aug 28 @ 10:00 pm

Contact: Scott Freeman Email: chess@ccfworld.com Tel: 020 8645 9586 Web: http://www.ccfworld.com/Chess/Adult%20Competitions/JessieGilbertCeleb_info.htm – starts 10:00AM ends 10:00PM. Including a Swiss Open event for norms, shorter events for players below 2000, and junior coaching events

Aug
18
Thu
2016
5th Gibraltar Junior International Chess Festival @ Caleta Hotel
Aug 18 – Aug 23 all-day

For U16 & U12. FIDE & ECF graded, plus live boards. Opening reception, excursions, master classes, blitz, coaching, gala dinner and prize giving – all welcome! Download the flyer here

Aug
19
Fri
2016
47th Thanet Chess Congress and Kent Individual Championships @ Canterbury Christ Church University
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day

Contact: Alan Atkinson Email: thanetchess@btinternet.com Web: http://www.thanetchess.org.uk
5 round Swiss competitions – Open; Major U170 ECF; Inter U140 ECF; Minor U110 ECF | Entry form

Manchester Summer Congress @ Woolton Hall
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day

Contact: Harry Lamb Email: gmccacongress@yahoo.co.uk
Weekend tournament, excellent playing hall. Three sections. £400 first prize in each section. Very attractive for a weekend away. Manchester is a major tourist city with a very good night life and excellent restaurants. The venue is within walking distance of Manchester’s famous “Curry Mile” [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curry_Mile], while the city centre boasts the celebrated Chinatown restaurant area. Choice of accommodation from budget priced on-site student accommodation to 2-4 star hotels offering good summer deals | Entry form

Chester le Street Summer Chess Congress 2016 @ Park View School
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm

Contact: Paul Robson Email: paul.edward.robson1@gmail.com
Five round Swiss now with Four sections with a potential £400 first prize in each section :
OPEN – Open to all players; MAJOR – Open to players graded below 170; INTERMEDIATE – Open to players graded below 135; New MINOR – Open to players graded below 110 | Entry form

Aug
20
Sat
2016
Portes du Soleil Open International @ Club la Foret
Aug 20 – Aug 27 all-day

Contact: Albert Vasse Email: info@portesdusoleilchess.com Web: www.portesdusoleilchess.com
Swiss over 7 rounds. The results count for FIDE-rating. The rate of play is 90 minutes per person for the whole game with a 15 seconds increment | details

UK Chess Challenge Terafinal @ Loughborough Grammar School
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm

Contact: Mike Basman Email: admin@ukchesschallenge.com Web: http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com
The final stage of an event involving 45,000 children from 1300 schools across the UK at the start in January.

South Bristol Rapidplay @ Whitchurch Folk House
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Contact: Roy Day Email: royday39@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.southbristolchess.wix.com/home
6 round Swiss rapidplay. 25 mins. on the clock. 1000 start. Sections decided on the day. Venue is at top of stairs, and sadly not suitable for disabled players | Entry form

Docklands Rapid-Play @ St. Nicholas Church Centre
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact: Norman Went Email: DocklandsChess@yahoo.co.uk Web: http://www.spanglefish.com/docklandschessclub
6 round Swiss Rapid-Play – 30 minutes per player per game – 2 sections – Minor Under 130 and Major Under 171 | Entry form